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14 Nov 2012 18:00

jraics wrote:
TheSuperMario wrote:They are all white


You're right. Maybe they thought if they used some other race it would be a "stereotype". It's a-okay to make fun of white people, though. Note that I'm white and have no problem with making fun of white people. I just don't like the double-standard.


I see the that card played both ways. If you leave someone out you're ignoring them, put them in and you're making fun of them. Eh.
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14 Nov 2012 18:03

@Windsor

Good point. You can't please everybody, but it sure is easy to offend somebody!
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14 Nov 2012 18:04

maybe the guy in the costume is black
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14 Nov 2012 18:21

jraics wrote:@Windsor

Good point. You can't please everybody, but it sure is easy to offend somebody!


I'm offended that it's so easy to offend people!
...Oops.
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14 Nov 2012 18:25

Even though I can usually take "geek" jokes fine, I still can't help but feel like the guy in the MLP shirt was too much of a cheap shot at bronies (like it's a forced joke rather than being anything relevant to the comic, like one of those random "hurr durr this movie/celebrity sucks" joke on Family Guy).

Last midnight launch I went to was RE6. The people there were mainly just people about my age (early to mid 20s), and only notable thing was that there were a few black guys there seemed to be showing a "fake gangsta" style. Otherwise I didn't really see anyone that was like this, not even anyone in a costume (also the employees didn't act like they didn't want to be there).
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14 Nov 2012 18:32

They're missing "guy who assumes no one minds if the wind blows his cigarette smoke in their face"

Sorry smoking gamers, you're in a line where other people may not partake in your vice. Wait a bit, f*ck.
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14 Nov 2012 18:35

Wow this was unfunny. And why is everyone white?

And who hits on girls in oine?
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14 Nov 2012 18:44

DeAngelo Guillory wrote:They're missing "guy who assumes no one minds if the wind blows his cigarette smoke in their face"

Sorry smoking gamers, you're in a line where other people may not partake in your vice. Wait a bit, f*ck.


Oh yeah I can relate to that. As someone who hates cigarette smoke, I'm tired of always having to stand behind or in front of some random smoker in line. =\
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14 Nov 2012 18:55

I'm glad i'll never do that in europe
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14 Nov 2012 19:02

Is it just me or is the 11 year old Dipper from Gravity Falls?
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14 Nov 2012 19:11

What a bunch of nerds :/ *snort*
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14 Nov 2012 19:15

the chick looks like a dude with a wig on
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14 Nov 2012 20:04

I live by a GameStop, so I've had to hear the "crowds" of people cheer for Call of Booty, Halo, and everything Blizzard and Rockstar make. The Call of Booty crowd is the worst, which isn't surprising at all.

The only time I ever waited in line for a game was Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And boy oh boy, most of those people didn't know diddly squat about smash bros. Seriously, two people argued if King Dedede was going to be playable, despite being confirmed as playable about half a year beforehand.

However, there were some people who were really knowledgeable about the series.

Also, this is sadly very accurate. Although, again, it is missing people who think they know everything about the game, but in all actuality, don't know anything about it.
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14 Nov 2012 20:09

Ha, that got a good chuckle out of me.
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14 Nov 2012 20:39

Weird, havent seen ANY of these people before

Last midnight launch I did was Wii, and it was more like:

-Guys playing their psps alone
-Guys playing their DS's together (a mario kart tournament managed to break out in line)
-Guys shooting off fireworks
-People who are smart enough to realize that midnight launch is the only way youre getting a Wii by christmas.
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14 Nov 2012 20:53

I really wanna go to a big midnight launch someday. I've only been to one for Red Dead Redemption, but only did that for a copy of Alan Wake, which came out that same day. I wasn't part of the zeitgeist!
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14 Nov 2012 21:43

I'm the YOU person. D8

Not joking.
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14 Nov 2012 22:16

I only see these people in Xbox/PS-game/system lines...
Not being a Nintendo-fan-ignorant either: I go for midnight launches all the time, for any system.

Almost every Nintendo launch I've been to: Everyone was generally friendly (people saved spots for each other, everyone played DS games together, and some were even jamming out on guitars and some guy even handed out hot cocoa to people). The unfriendly ones were the ones who came in late.
Maybe it's just where I'm located... but the Nintendo fans down here are very friendly - and the UBER Sony/MS fans that are unsocial and hating towards the Nintendo fans never appear in those lines... I get the feeling they can't stand the "optimism" (though they just call it ignorance)...
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14 Nov 2012 22:39

@ninesixers
Damn I didn't realized that they were like that. Almost like TheBitBlock except he is the UBER Nintendo fans hating towards anything that is not nostalgic or what he loves.
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14 Nov 2012 22:41

@Eternal Rain

I think because the episodes premiered and these bronies go nuts to the point of worshiping their fictional culture. And the fact that DC Nations got pulled out in the last minute.

And I cannot stand those smokers in line.
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14 Nov 2012 23:07

warbearer wrote:@Eternal Rain

I think because the episodes premiered and these bronies go nuts to the point of worshiping their fictional culture.


I've said it before and I'll say it again. MLP is on a similar cultural level now-a-days as Star Trek was only a handful of decades ago. There's a reason why Trekkies (or Star Wars nerds for that matter) aren't as poked at for the fun of it as MLP fans are, and that's because the internet has allowed for the fandom (and, unfortunately, those who cannot stop talking about it) to reach a broader audience, for better or for worse.

The reason why I compare it to Trekkies or even Star Wars nerds is that if those TV shows/movies launched with the same prevalence now as they did back then, there'd be absolutely no difference in the fandoms.

But if you want an excellent idea of how Trekkies would look on an early/lesser level, you can always check out the Doctor Who fans.
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15 Nov 2012 01:55

Kazin wrote:
warbearer wrote:@Eternal Rain

I think because the episodes premiered and these bronies go nuts to the point of worshiping their fictional culture.


I've said it before and I'll say it again. MLP is on a similar cultural level now-a-days as Star Trek was only a handful of decades ago. There's a reason why Trekkies (or Star Wars nerds for that matter) aren't as poked at for the fun of it as MLP fans are, and that's because the internet has allowed for the fandom (and, unfortunately, those who cannot stop talking about it) to reach a broader audience, for better or for worse.

The reason why I compare it to Trekkies or even Star Wars nerds is that if those TV shows/movies launched with the same prevalence now as they did back then, there'd be absolutely no difference in the fandoms.

But if you want an excellent idea of how Trekkies would look on an early/lesser level, you can always check out the Doctor Who fans.


specially seeing Starwars cosplayer line-up at Star Trek or Lord of the Rings premiere or vice versa.
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15 Nov 2012 02:45

As much as I really want to go to a midnight launch of a game some day, I would have to make sure to go with a group of friends cause there's no chance in hell I would go alone (it would get boring). If it's anything Nintendo-related, then it would also be a great opportunity for streetpassing/multiplayer 3ds gaming on a large scale. Either way, it's interesting to see multiple different people and groups that show up to these things.
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15 Nov 2012 06:13

I'd love to go to a midnight launch one day... most likely anything Nintendo-related since that's what I play.
I'd probably be "the one on costume" actually... I love to cosplay!

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